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From Zion's mount send forth the sound
L. M. 341.
Prayer for the Success of Missions. 1 INDULGENT God, to thee we pray,
Be with us on this solemn day: Smile on our souls, our plans approve,
By which we seek to spread thy love. % Let party prejudice
gone, And love unite our hearts in one; Let all we have and are, combine
To aid this glorious work of thine. 3 [Point us to men of upright mind,
Devoted, diligent, and kind;
And light to guide them in the road.
Where'er thy providence shall lead;
And mercy all their paths attend.]
Who shall attend the gospel sound:
In suppliant throngs resort to thee.
Let grace, and love, and concord reign;
L. M. 542.
Prayer on the Scarcity of Gospel Ms.
sionaries. Luke x. 2. i , , And see on heathen altars slain,
Poor helpless babes for sacrifice,
To purge their parents' dismal stain; 2 We can't behold such horrid deeds
Without a groan of ardent prayr;
We cry, Lord, send thy gospel there. 3 For them we pray, for them we wait,
To them thy great salvation show; l'hy harvest, Lord, is truly great,
But faithful labourers are few.
Among that dark, bewilder'd race;
And call them by thy sov'reign grace. 5 Then shall they shout thy honour'd name,
And sound thy matchless praise abroad;
L. M. 543.
Prayer for the Success of Missions 1 GO friends of Jesus, and proclaim
The kind Redeemer you have found; And speak his ever precious name,
To all the wond'ring nations round.
Who groans beneath a tyrant's rod,
The blood of an incarnate God. 3 Go, tell the panting, sable chief
On Ethiopia's scorching sand,
To cheer and bless his thirsty land. 4 Go, tell the distant isles afar,
Or Otaheite and Pelew,
5 Go tell, on India's golden shores,
Of a rich treasure, more refin'd;
You come, the friend of human kind. 6 Say, the religion you profess
Is all benevolence and love;
Ye messengers of God;
Salvation bought with blood.
Thro' regions dark as death; What tho' your faitli and zeal to try,
Perils beset your path: 3 Yet, with determin'd courage, go,
And, arm’d with pow'r divine, Your God will needful aid bestow,
And on your labours shine. 4 He who has call’d you to the war
Will recompense your pains; Before Messiah's conqu’ring car,
Mountains shall sink to plains. 5 Shrink not tho' earth and hell oppose,
But plead your Master's cause; Nor doubt that e'en your mighty foes
Shall bow before his cross.
P. M. 'G ; ye messengers of God,
Like the beams of morning fly: Take the wonder-working rod, Wave the banner cross on high!
2 Go to many a tropic isle
On the bosom of the deep;. Where the skies for ever sinile,
And the blacks for ever wcep. 3 Where the golden gates of day
Open on the balmy East,
Spread the gospel's richest fcast. 4 Visit ev'ry heathen soil,
Ev'ry barren, burning strand, -
Lovely as the promis'd land.
Many an Indian wigwam trace;
grace. 6 Circumnavigate the Ball
Visit ev'ry soil and sea;
L. M. 546. Missionaries. Dan. ii. 45. 1 EXERT thy pow?r; thy rights maintaing
Insulted, everlasting King!
And strangers to thy footstool bring. ? We long to see that happy time,
That dear, expected, blessed day,
The second Adam shall obey.
Tho earth and hell should dare oppose;
Tho' unobserv'd, to empire grow's. $ Soon shall the blended image fall, Brass, silver, iron, gold, and clay,
And superstition's gloomy reign.
To light and liberty give way.
Gentile and Jėw shall then unite;
Sink in th' abyss of endless night. 6 Soon Afric's long enslaved sons
Shall join with Europe's polish'd race,
The glories of redeeming grace.
Immanuel's kingdom shall extend;
Comfort the people of your Lord;
And cheer them by the gospel word, ? Go into every nation, go;
Speak to their trembling hearts, and cry, Glad tidings unto all we show:
Jerusalem, thy God is nigh. 3 Hark! in the wilderness a cry,
A voice that loudly calls, prepare! Prepare your hearts, for God is nigh,
And means to make his entrance there! 4 The Lord your God shall quickly come;
Sinners, repent, the call obey;
Ye desert souls prepare his way. & The Lord shall clcar his way through all:
Whate'er obstructs, obstructs in vain; The vale shall rise, the mountain fall, Crooked be straight, and rigged plain.